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Work and Pay in Japan

Citation
Hart RA & Kawasaki S (1999) Work and Pay in Japan, First ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Abstract
This book provides a comprehensive overview of Japanese labour market institutions and practices with respect to employment issues and labour payments. It contains extensive discussion of the effects of industrial relations, small business activity, business cycles and schooling on work and pay. An early chapter is devoted to presenting, in an accessible manner, essential labour market ideas and concepts that recur throughout the text. Important topics covered include (i) unions and wage determination, (ii) the breakdown of total labour costs, (iii) the Japanese bonus system, (iv) the employment life-cycle, (v) small businesses and subcontracting, (vi) pay and productivity over the business cycle. A key feature is that subject areas and themes are examined within a comparative United States/European framework. This allows assessments of whether or not the structure and performance of the Japanese labour market has differed from experience elsewhere.

StatusPublished
AuthorsHart Robert A, Kawasaki Seiichi
Number of pages202
Publication date1999
URLhttp://www.cambridge.org/…ite_locale=en_GB
PublisherCambridge University Press
Place of publicationCambridge, UK
ISBN 978-0521577724
LanguageEnglish
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